It was only a matter of time for this news to hit the web,the rumors already were floating from past few weeks about the Mango Beta build to be pushed for the developers soon and yesterday Microsoft officially pushed the Windows Phone Mango Beta along with the Windows Phone developer tools 7.1
Though currently the beta release is restricted to following countries,Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States. So these are the countries are supported officially,so if your phone gets into any unstable state due to the update you made on it you will get official support from company.
So developers who have registered for the Official Account over the App Hub can straight away download the Mango beta and the WP Dev tool 7.1 as long as they are from those supported above mentioned countries.
Great Chance for the Student Developers with Dream Spark Account,Microsoft have got 50 Mango Phones for the students who are already working on great apps for Windows Phone.For an opportunity to grab that device here’s what you need to do:
- Make sure you’re registered for DreamSpark
- Download and install Expression Studio Ultimate and the new Mango Windows Phone Developer Tools (available free as a member of DreamSpark)
- Get the free Sketchflow Template for Windows Phone and create a Sketchflow mock-up of your app
- Post the Sketchflow mock-up somewhere online and tweet out the link using the hash tag #WPAppItUp
- We will review all prototypes and will contact the developers who submit the best ones and send them a special Mango developer device
For Mango Download Registered Developers will get invite to Microsoft Connect from where they can download Mango.
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